MOST COMMON SKINCARE CONCERNS AND HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM 🧐

Acne

What it is like?

This is the most common skin condition. It affects millions of man and women around the world. Mostly associated with teenagers, it affects people in their 30’s, 40’s and even 50’s.

It happens when a pore gets clogged and gets dirt, sebum, and dead skin trap, creating what we know as acne.

What to do?

To avoid having acne, cleansing is key. You have to do it twice a day and tone your face every day with skincare products containing AHA, which is a great cleanser. Your dermatologist can also recommend you skin care products with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, they can stop the congestion of your skin and the accumulation of dead skin.

Remember to be careful with the makeup you wear. It is usually recommended by doctors to go makeup free for a little while, until you get your skin healthy. Use ‘noncomedogenic’ products, this means, they will not block your skin. Eat healthy and balanced. You will not stop your acne production by not eating fat, fats are good and necessary. Have a well-balanced diet and drink lots of water.

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Dark spots or hyperpigmentation

What it is like?

This happens when your body produces more melanin in specific areas. This results on dark spots, and an uneven looking skin. Normally it shows up in your skin after it has suffered from some sort of inflammation or trauma, after an allergic reaction, a sunburn, acne, eczema and even after chemical peels. or some chemical treatments. It can even be a natural reaction to hormonal changes or pregnancy. This skin problem affects all skin types and is particularly frequent between women, people with darker skin tones, and pregnant women.

What to do?

You can use products that have a big participation of vitamin C like serums. Products containing ingredients like: arbutin, kojic acid, vitamin B3, galactomyces. And chemically gentle exfoliants like: AHA and retinol. In this treatment, cleansing is key. Exfoliation is needed. If you have sensitive or dry skin, exfoliate once a week. Two, if you think it does not cause any damage. If you have combination, normal or oily skin you can do it three time a week.

 

Dark spots or hyperpigmentation

Fine lines and wrinkles

What it is like?

We all have lines of expression and they are perfectly normal. It becomes a problem when they are too noticeable, when they show up before your time. People with sensitive skin, and dry skin are particularly prone to showing lines of expressions and wrinkles. While people with oily skin, do not. This is because of the amount of sebum they produce.

What to do?

All products that promote collagen and inhibit free radical damage will be your friends. Vitamin C is great, snail mucin, and basically everything that can keep your face hydrated. If you have this problem, remember, to have a proper cleanser. But try to keep your skin well hydrated with a serum or an emulsion, and then apply a moisturizer. Gel moisturizers are great, but creams tend to be good with dry or sensitive skin since they are oilier. It is important to remove your makeup every night, sleep the number of hours you need, eat healthy and drink lots of water. Smoking and heavy drinking are related to damaged and wrinkled skin, so if you can avoid those habits or keep them for special occasions, your skin will improve. You’ll love it!

Fine lines and wrinkles

Rosacea

What it is like?

Rosacea is an inflammatory skin disorder that does not have a well explained origin. When you have rosacea, your skin tends to blush more, get red and irritated easily, and you may have breakouts from time to time with dilated capillaries. In more severe cases, mostly in men, the nose can get big, irritated, red and oily. Rosacea is seen in sensitive skin most of the time.

What to do?

Rosacea does not have a cure yet, but it can be controlled with skin care products that are soothing and natural. If you have rosacea, take it as motivation to improve your skin care routine. Rosacea can get worse with sun, wind, too cold or too hot weather, spicy food, warm baths, or saunas. You can get to know what triggers rosacea on you, and avoid those things.

rosacea

Eczema

What it is like?

Also known as atopic dermatitis, it is a persistent rash-like skin condition that usually comes with dry scaly patches in the face, scalp, and body. It is more common in children, but if you had it as a child, there is a chance that you will be getting it as an adult again. Much like rosacea the causes are unknown. It is mostly related to genetics and environmental conditions.

What to do?

Use natural products, avoid harsh chemicals. You can exfoliate with a mild product. Your skin needs its natural oils. Moisturizing is crucial and will help a lot.

We will never get tired of saying: if you have any of these skin conditions, you must wear sunscreen every day. It is the most important thing you can do, to avoid them.

Eczema

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